Places Covered: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong delta – Hue - Hoi An – Hanoi - Halong bay
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Tour Cost: On Request
Arrival in Ho Chi Minh city.
Arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport (in Ho Chi Minh city). We welcome you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. After check in the hotel, your leisure for walking around the city. Overnight at your Hotel.
Ho Chi Minh city tour
We will pick you up at your hotel and drive to visit to the Re-Unification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for Government official receptions. Inside you can visit the President’s room. Nearby is the Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877- 1883 and is one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, the Cathedral is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. Continue to visit the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War
After lunch in local restaurant, heading Cu Chi for visiting Cu Chi Tunnel. The tunnel network of Cu Chi became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating VC control of a large rural area only 30km to 40km from Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight at your Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Ben Tre – My Tho
Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.
On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Have a short cycling trip (applied for private tour/if time permitted) then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.
Flight to Hue. Overnight at your Hotel in Hue.
Hue city tour full day
After breakfast, at 07.45, our guide and driver pick up you at your hotel and then take a full day to discover Hue: visit Emperor Minh Mang’s Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh’s Mausoleum, Performing Programs Of VO KINH VAN AN – Vietnam Traditional Kungfu and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Enjoy buffet lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River and do not miss the sunset on the river.
At 17.30, come back your hotel to pick up your luguage. Then transfer to Hoi An. Overnight at resort in Hoi An.
Visit My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An city tour
Morning at 8.00, Our guide picks you up at hotel and leave Hoi An for visiting My Son Holly Land – the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty. Here you can have more chance to explore and understand of technique of Old Cham people in making red bricks to build Tower which still now a secret to everyone, you can see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. It also surprises for those who are curious with architectural art. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Moreover, you have chance to enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their colorful uniforms.
Afternoon, we will discover the city of Hoi An by foot. The historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries is now a beautiful city that can’t be missed while touring the South East Asian region. While walking through the city, we will visit Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market, Tan Ky Old House, Fu Jian Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Travelers can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. Overnight at resort in Hoi An.
Free time in Hoi An for shopping and relaxing
Pick you up at your hotel then transfer to Da Nang airport for the flight to Hanoi.
Your leisure time in Hanoi and stay. overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Hanoi city tour
After having breakfast the tour guide and shuttle bus will arrive to pick up you to join Hanoi city tour at 8.30am. You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Have lunch at local restaurants. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Take an hour cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.
Back to your hotel at 18.00. Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi.
Hanoi – Halong bay
Morning, at 08.00, our guide picks you up at your hotel and leave Hanoi for Halong City. Arrive in Halong at 12.00. Embark the luxury Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink, get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin. Then have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
After lunch on boat, get on a small boat to visit Van Gia fishing village. Take rowing boat through the village. Continue our exploration to the only pearl farm in the north of Vietnam to understand pearl farming and what makes a good pearl. Or instead of pearl farm visiting, you can enjoy swimming in the emerald clear water of Halong Bay.
Sunset, Happy hours with free finger food and various drinks on discounts. Playing mini golf on the top deck or taking part in a cooking demonstration and food décor with our Chef.
In the evening, dinner is served. After dinner, join squid fishing with the crew members, sing karaoke or just laze around or relax in your cabin. Overnight on Boat.
Halong bay – Hanoi
Early morning risers can enjoy Taichi lesson on sundeck. Then enjoy the morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and have breakfast.
After breakfast, free time for: Join a guided visit to Sung Sot Cave (also called Surprising Cave); OR: Visit Titop Island, swim and photo hunt; OR: Get your hand on some kayaking to explore hidden parts of the bay. Then get back to the boat at 9.00 and check out your cabin. Continue exploring Halong Bay’s 2000 islets including the Cock-fighting, Human Head Islet while cruising back to the harbour and have lunch onboard.
Disembark, going back to Hanoi at 12.00 and Arrival in Hanoi at 17.00. Overnight at your hotel.
Free time – Departure flight
Your leisure until we transfer your to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.
End Of Tour.
Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.